TSG released survey results that estimate 37 percent of U.S. merchant locations are EMV-ready four months after the October 1st, 2015 liability shift.
TSG’s previous survey of payment processors and other payment providers completed last September estimated that over 40 percent would be EMV ready by this time, showing a slower pace of implementation than expected before the shift.
By June 2016, it is estimated that consumers will be able to use their EMV credit and debit cards at 50 percent of U.S. merchant locations. EMV-readiness is not expected to reach a threshold of least 90 percent of merchant locations until 2017 – more than 15 months after the shift.
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